Feb 12, 2022 - World

In photos: Protesters march in Kyiv amid concerns over Russian invasion

People participate in a Unity March to show solidarity and patriotic spirit over the escalating tensions with Russia on February 12, 2022 in Kiev, Ukraine.

People participate in a Unity March to show solidarity over the escalating tensions with Russia on Feb. 12 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters convened in Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv on Saturday to show unity amid increasing concerns over a Russian invasion, Reuters reports.

Driving the news: Those marching carried flags and banners that said "Ukrainians will resist" and "Invaders must die," per Reuters.

State of play: The U.S. is evacuating most embassy staff from Kyiv on Saturday as top officials are warning that the risk of a Russian invasion is now "high" and "immediate."

In photos:
People participate in a Unity March to show solidarity and patriotic spirit over the escalating tensions with Russia on February 12, 2022 in Kiev, Ukraine.
People participate in a Unity March on Feb. 12 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
People participate in a Unity March to show solidarity and patriotic spirit over the escalating tensions with Russia on February 12, 2022 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
People participate in a Unity March to show solidarity and patriotic spirit over the escalating tensions with Russia.
Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Demonstrators shout slogans as they stand with lit flares on a bridge adorned with a banner 'Ukranians will resist - Say No to Putin' during a rally in Kyiv on February 12, 2022.
Demonstrators shout slogans as they stand with lit flares on a bridge adorned with a banner "Ukrainians will resist — Say No to Putin" during a rally in Kyiv on Feb. 12. Photo: Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images
People participate in a Unity March to show solidarity and patriotic spirit over the escalating tensions with Russia on February 12, 2022 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

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